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Warren Buffett addresses rally

What Warren Buffett Didn’t Tell Us

Warren Buffett makes the Wall of Shame today for – apparently – failing to understand limits to growth. One would hope such a smart and successful businessperson would be aware that the wealth “creation” of the last 80 years has come at a very heavy price on our ecosystems and natural resources, and cannot possibly continue.

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overpopulation,population taboo,sustainability

Satisfied woman reflects

Overpopulation: Stand Out from the Crowd

You have to appreciate anyone brave enough to stand up at a parade and declare, “The emperor has no clothes.” We are a tribal animal, and as such we’re reluctant to stand out from the crowd. Today I salute Karen Shragg, a published author and dedicated naturalist whose commitment to the facts trump any desire to blend in.

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climate change,economic growth,economy,limits to growth,resilience,sustainability

Misery1936.crop

Resilience is the New Black

It pains me to admit it, but Nelson Lebo III hit the nail on the head with this essay published at The Automatic Earth:

Climate, Energy, Economy: Pick Two

I share this on the Wall of Fame today as an example of enlightened writing about growth-related issues. Lebo forces us to come to terms with something people like me are working every day to prevent: collapse.

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contraception,economic growth,family planning,overpopulation,population growth,sustainability,women's rights,World Population Day

Population Taboo

Skirting the Truth on World Population Day

Yesterday, July 11, was World Population Day, marked by a disappointing dearth of news reports and commentary about the most important population issue of our time: we are in overshoot and need to shrink our numbers.

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Wall Of Shame

Reporting & commentary that assume eternal growth is feasible, good, and necessary for prosperity.

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Reporting & commentary that recognize growth has limits, costs, and consequences.


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Examples of classic pro-growth bias or exceptional acknowledgement of limits to growth, submitted by our readers!.


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